USING VIRTUAL OR AUGMENTED REALITY for the TIME-BASED STUDY of COMPLEX UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS

M. Nawaf, P. Drap, M. Ben-Ellefi, E. Nocerino, B. Chemisky, T. Chassaing, A. Colpani, V. Noumossie, K. Hyttinen, J. Wood, T. Gambin, J. C. Sourisseau

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Abstract

Cultural Heritage (CH) resources are partial, heterogeneous, discontinuous, and subject to ongoing updates and revisions. The use of semantic web technologies associated with 3D graphical tools is proposed to improve access, exploration, exploitation and enrichment of these CH data in a standardized and more structured form. This article presents the monitoring work developed for more than ten years on the excavation of the Xlendi site. Around an exceptional shipwreck, the oldest from the Archaic period in the Western Mediterranean, we have set up a unique excavation at a depth of 110m assisted by a rigorous and continuous photogrammetry campaign. All the collected results are modelled by an ontology and visualized with virtual and augmented reality tools that allow a bidirectional link between the proposed graphical representations and the non-graphical archaeological data. It is also important to highlight the development of an innovative 3D mobile app that lets users study and understand the site as well as experience sensations close to those of a diver visiting the site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Volume8
Issue numberM-1-2021
Early online date27 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2021
Event28th CIPA Symposium on Great Learning and Digital Emotion, CIPA 2021 - Beijing, China
Duration: 28 Aug 20211 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Ontology
  • Underwater archaeology
  • Virtual reality

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